Customs House

Some articles on customs, house, customs house:

Dominion Public Building
... Craig and originally served as Toronto's federal customs clearing house ... To the east the City's 7th Customs House (built in 1876 on the site of the 6th Customs House) and the annex Customs Examination Warehouse occupied the east side facing Yonge Street ... By 1919 the old Customs House was demolished and the stretch along Front laid vacant ...
Parliament House, Hobart - Construction
... Parliament House was originally designed as the Customs House in colonial Georgian architecture style by skilled convict architect John Lee Archer in 1830 ... been added and the building was ready for staff of the Customs Department to move into on 1 September 1840 ... were meeting in a room adjacent to the old Government House, but the location was less than adequate for such meetings ...
The Customs House, South Shields - Facilities
... The Customs House is managed by The Customs House Trust, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status ... The current Executive Director of the Customs House is Ray Spencer (MBE), who has been in the position since the year 2000 ...
Casa Do Infante - History
... The mediaeval customs house of the city of Oporto started being built around 1354 under King Afonso IV in the context of disputes between the king and the Bishop of Oporto ... The new Royal Customs House was built near the river (Ribeira) and included a mint, storage house and living quarters for the employees ... Starting in the 15th century, the customs house has undergone several expansions and remodellings that have greatly altered its original structure ...
Customs House, Sydney - History
... hanged on the site in 1790 and it is said that his ghost haunts the Customs House to this day, offering people rum ... Quay was Colonel John George Nathaniel Gibbes (1787-1873), the Collector of Customs for New South Wales for a record term of 25 years from 1834 to 1859 ... opposite Circular Quay on Kirribilli Point, was able to watch progress on the Customs House's construction from the verandah of his private residence, Wotonga House (now Admiralty House) ...

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    So easy is it, though many housekeepers doubt it, to establish new and better customs in the place of the old.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)